Your Tuesday Briefing – The New York Times

‘We didn’t know what we were doing’ Thousands of pages of documents detailing the war in Afghanistan released by The Washington Post paint a stark picture of missteps and failures — as well as misleading public statements about how the war was going. After a short-term victory over the Taliban and Al Qaeda in early […]

The carbon footprint of European ships – VoxEurop (English)

The first of its kind, a new study quantifies the volume of European shipping companies’ greenhouse gas emissions. Despite being among the most polluting companies, European fleets are under no obligation to reduce their emissions. In 2018, European maritime transport for both goods and passengers poured around 139 million tons of CO2, the most widespread […]

Trump And Pelosi Shortlisted For Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year

President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have both made the shortlist for Time magazine’s Person of the Year. The political rivals were among several names under consideration, NBC News’ “Today” show reported Monday. Others include Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, American soccer star Megan Rapinoe, Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and the still-anonymous whistleblower […]

Cyberattack downs city computers in site of navy attack

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating a cyberattack on the city of Pensacola, Florida, home to the naval air station where a Saudi flight student killed three sailors and wounded eight others on Friday. A spokeswoman for the city said federal authorities were alerted to the cyberattack as a precaution, in light of […]

2020 election crucial for US to catch up on climate action

Washington (AFP) – A significant expansion of state, city, and business climate action could reduce US greenhouse gas emissions by up to 37 percent by 2030 over 2005 levels even without federal support, according to projections published Monday. But the election of a president who advances a comprehensive national climate strategy could reduce emissions by […]

How Giuliani and Barr set out to defend Trump

It’s not yet clear how Barr will characterize Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, which is due out Monday amid reports that the attorney general disagrees with some of its findings. The risk, for Barr, is that Horowitz and the broader review led by U.S. Attorney John Durham won’t produce the kind of narrative-shifting revelations Trump […]

What Comes Next In The Impeachment Inquiry : NPR

Michel Martin speaks with Ruth Marcus, deputy editorial page editor for the Washington Post, about what to expect this week in the impeachment inquiry. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We’re going to begin this hour with a look ahead to what is likely to be another historic week in the nation’s capital. Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee […]